(WIVB)–Amtrak is asking for additional federal funding to keep trains rolling at minimum service levels.
It submitted a letter to Congress seeking more than $1 billion for fiscal year 2021.
That’s in addition to the $2 billion Amtrak already requested.
Ridership has gone off the rails with less travel because of coronavirus.
Amtrak estimates it has about 5% of passengers as it did before the pandemic.